The BBC microbit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors, and many input/output features that you can program and physically interact with. The BBC microbit was designed to encourage children to get actively involved in technical activities, like coding and electronics.
Write your code using one of the easy to use editors provided on the BBC microbit Foundation website. Then, connect your BBC microbit to your computer via USB and press the compile button in the editor. Finally, drop the downloaded file directly onto your BBC microbit and run your program.
Wirelessly connect and interact with the world around you. Use Bluetooth to connect to mobile phones and tablets, take a selfie or drive the music in your playlists. You can also code the BBC microbit to interact with other micro:bit's using the radio blocks in the Microsoft MakeCode Editor. All of this in a device only 5cm wide!
We have four different BBC microbit buying options available to order. The single board, Club Pack, micro:bit Go, and micro:bit Board With Battery Holder Kit. To help you get the most from your BBC microbit we have produced an extensive list of learning resources. You can find these resources on our BBC microbit - ELECFREAKS WIKI. You can also find lots of great project resources on BBC microbit website.
The BBC microbit board is very fragile, we have to protect it as much as possible. The BBC microbit is easily damaged whenever you leave the classroom or workshop. So we provide a variety of color cases to protect BBC microbit.
The BBC microbit's built-in sensors, programmability, and connectivity options (direct, Bluetooth, and wireless) make it ideal for your robotics projects. There are several other viable options besides the BBC microbit, and the learning curve for coding editors that support it is much shallower than any other option. All of this makes robotics projects very accessible for beginners.
The BBC microbit can be used to control everything from servos and motors to sensors and lights and more. Create robot arms, smart cars, and all kinds of cute robots. Code them to be fully autonomous or remote-controlled via Bluetooth/radio. We have recently developed a range of educational robots for the BBC microbit and we have many more applications in development. We also have a new robotics category that includes all of our BBC microbit robotics products as well as a growing line of complementary products. You'll find everything from wheels to motor/servo controller boards and dirt bike chassis kits.
The BBC microbit has always been used for education and the classroom is its natural habitat. It is intended to be used by schools to prepare children for the world they will inherit. A world is full of machines, AI systems, and billions of intelligent devices. The BBC microbit says. "How do you prepare young people for all this?"
As great as the BBC microbit is, it always needs help to meet the demands of an ever-changing educational environment. It takes resources, connections, and assets to help teachers prepare children for the world. ELECFREAKS is one of BBC microbit's delivery partners and we bring do your :bit to life for teachers and young people around the world through workshops, online content, and training. We've created hundreds of free teacher guides and resources, tons of equipment and accessories, standalone educational toolkits, and detailed lesson and work plans. Some of these examples can be found in the list below.
Who knows educational requirements better than teachers? Simple, nobody! That's also why we've partnered with award-winning teachers to design complete lesson plans that can be brought right into the classroom. Written by teachers and road tested with real students in real classrooms. We've created specially designed toolkits and resources for BBC microbit to help teachers deliver lessons across a range of challenging subjects. From science to design, we've curated course materials that can be brought right into the classroom.
All of this ensures that the BBC microbit can be scaled up from primary school to secondary school. You can create simple programs for displaying emojis, more complex physical computer systems, and everything in between. It can be used to teach electronics, coding, science, design, and technology, etc.